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Brewed by Yo-Ho Brewing Company
Style: Porter
Nagano, Japan

bottled
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RATINGS: 334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Tokyo Black is the second brand at YoHo. A robust porter, well balanced between the malt and the hops. The complex chocolate and roast flavours of dark specialty malts are combined with a floral and slightly spiciness from Perle hops.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
willisread (817) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 17, 2015
330ml can from Masuyo’s in Tokyo. Poured into a shaker half pint. Jet black with a modest tan head. Burnt malt, leather and coffee aroma. Burnt coffee, soy sauce and malt on the palate with a hint of dark fruit and star anise. Dry but quick finish. Fairly well-balanced. Not a bad porter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (3169) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Un nez de mélasse et de noix de coco assez intense pour le taux d’alcool, j’aurais misé plus haut juste avec les arôme. En bouche il y a une belle onctuosité mais une légèreté à la fois, une souplesse je dirais. Les saveurs sont comme les arômes avec un côté lacté encore plus présent. Une bonne amertume torréfié vient calmer les sucres brièvement alors que ceux-ci refont surface à chaque gorgée. Belle surprise.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15381) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2015
Can, at Cardinal. A dense, beige head leaves curtains over a dark brown, unclear body. It’s roasted and meaty on the nose, with some dark rye bread. There’s burnt malts, meat, roasted notes, dark wort and rye bread in the flavor. Full-bodied and soft on the palate, with a lasting finish. A flavorful one, but overall I find it single tracked and sort of dull, and a bit too wort-like, without being sweet. 141101

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShivanDragon (2259) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
Blikje 33cl meegenomen uit Amsterdam, waar weet ik niet meer. schenkt zwart met minimale bruine kraag. Aroma van chocolade, volmoutig (geroosterd/gebrand), zoetig, vanille. Smaken redelijk zoet, matig bitter, chocolade, vanille, hout... zacht/romig, lage co2, donkere mouten, zoetige koffie, matige body, iets dun qua body maar basis smaken zijn ok !

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlutisLt (56) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - FEB 1, 2015
Dar japoniško krafto. Labai sausas nors ir porteris. Nors 5 laipsniai, bet alkoholis išsimuša. Bet 20 balų.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vells (1003) - Riga, LATVIA - FEB 1, 2015
Wow.. Awesome surprise. I dont remember when I had so smooth and fullbodied brew with so low ABV. Lovely roasted malt background introduces awesome choco performance. Covered by pleasant not too pushy hop kick that gives additional fruity dimension. Bic licorice, bit milky. Moderate sweet with moderate to light bitterness. Thumbs up

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melnis (316) - LATVIA - JAN 28, 2015
Ideāls porteris, maigs vienkāršs un perfekts. Viens no labākajiem proteriem ko esmu dzēris :)

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
al53 (94) - FINLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Can. Black colour with minimal dark brown head. MIlk chocolate, cacao and roasted malts on aroma. Taste is very sweet with vanilla, cocos, cacao, bit smoke and milk chocolate. Light bodied with soft carbonation, watery and metallic mouthfeel. Short and dry, bit ashy finish with chocolate. Sweet, faceless and mediocre porter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CloakedDagger (1164) - - JAN 20, 2015
Can 35 cl. Pours a clear black with a reddish tint and a creamy, beige head. Sweet, subtle roast. Medium body, soft carbonation, again very sweet, vanillaish molasses. Easygoing but a little to the sweet side. 200115

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PriorL (2775) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
Sample at S&G tasting. S&G goes to Japan PART 1. Special THX to Christian. APPEARANCE: dark brown beer, nice stable beige head. NOSE: caramel, chocolate, coffee. TASTE: caramel, chocolate, coffee, very watery though, quite bitter.


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